Nonprofits are amazing; someone sees something—maybe people in need or a societal injustice—and launches an organization to create change in those situations! How awesome is that?
We're all familiar with charities like UNICEF and Green Peace, but there are innumerable, unheard of organizations addressing other, unfathomable global concerns.
Here are three lesser-known nonprofits working to help others and make a difference:
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international group of experts, lawyers, academics, and journalists, working together to promote social justice since 1978. Their concerns change with the times and currently include global child marriage laws, marijuana-related incarceration, workers' rights, LGBT equality, school safety, and refugee protection.
Each year Human Rights Watch "publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries." Their impartial reporting makes them a popular source in the media, giving them the necessary leverage to meet with "governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world."
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